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Tusk

Object Number:29-93-9
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Edo (Africa)
Provenience: Nigeria
Benin Kingdom
Date Made: 19th century
Section:African
Materials:Ivory
Height: 142.5 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from the Estate of George Byron Gordon, 1927

Description

Damaged by fire. Figure of catfish king, (two crocodiles issuing from crown of his head) badly damaged. Bottom tier of carving has the "pilgrim" figure flanked by two figures in European costume, between which is an elephant's head, the trunk terminating in a hand holding a feather.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Africa Galleries: From Maker To Museum (16 Nov 2019) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue, Exhibition] Curnow, Kathy. 2016. Iyare! Splendor and Tension In Benin's Palace Theatre.. pg. 252 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 13View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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